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David Higgins, Cypress, Texas
Vertical Sewer Hose Storage
1995 Ford F-350
2021 Palomino HS-8801
The sewer hose storage that came with our new truck camper left a lot to be desired. It also was only able to hold one 10-foot hose.
For a better solution, I made two storage solutions attached to each of the rear camper jacks. I used pipe clamps and a vinyl fence post. I cut the vinyl fence post to the appropriate length so it would fit both of my sewer hoses with their caps on.
Then, I attached the pipe clamps on the jacks and marked drill holes in the fence posts. I drilled the holes and attached the fence posts with a bolt, lock washer, and washer all on the inside.
I added another washer on the backside to add some additional reinforcement.
Next, I put the caps on and drilled holes all the way through. I put a bolt with washers and lock nut on the bottom, and used a wing nut on the top for easy removal. I then drilled a few holes in the bottom cap for any remaining liquids to drain out.
The vertical sewer hose holders have worked out great. I take the top cap off and the hoses slide right out. I’ve had them on for about a year now with no problems.
1 – 5-inch by 5-inch by 9-foot white blank vinyl post – Weatherables.com
4 – 5-inch by 5-inch vinyl external caps – Weatherables.com
4 – 2-1/8-inch Stainless steel pipe clamps with rubber grommets – Protechonline.net
4 – Stainless Steel fasteners to attach the post to pipe clamps – Ace Hardware
8 – Stainless Steel washers to attach the post to pipe clamps – Ace Hardware
4 – Stainless Steel lock washers to attach the post to pipe clamps – Ace Hardware
4 – Stainless Steel bolts to hold on caps – Ace Hardware
8 – Stainless Steel washers to hold on caps – Ace Hardware
2 – Stainless Steel wing nuts to hold on top caps – Ace Hardware
2 – Stainless Steel lock nuts to hold on bottom caps – Ace Hardware
It took me 2 hours to complete this modification and cost me $130. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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